6 Vinegars

Introducing Bakto Flavors Visionary Vinegars!

Our Visionary Vinegars are delicious Balsamic Vinegars with Natural Flavors.  Perfect in your salad, sandwich, and much more – choose from Blood Orange, Chocolate, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Vanilla!  BUY NOW! Find our Vinegars under Natural Flavors & Extracts or simply search VINEGAR in the search box!

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How to Buy Vanilla Extract

Daphna Havkin Frenkel, 2011 Supermarket, gourmet stores, specialty stores and many other outlets  carry vanilla extract. There are also many web sites selling vanilla extracts.  Some of the brands are very familiar since they had been around since our grandmother or before. New vanilla extracts appears on the shelves almost weekly. Here are few important […] Read More

Vanilla Products

Vanilla is the only flavor in the US that has a standard of identity listed under the code of Federal Regulation. The article clearly states the list of ingredients that are allowed to be used in order to be able to label the product pure vanilla. The basic fold system is defined as follows: One […] Read More

Vanilla – The Food of the Gods

Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, 2009 Vanilla flavour is extracted from the cured bean of Vanilla planifolia Andrew, a member of the orchid family, which originated in Mexico. Another species, Vanilla tahitensis Moore, grown exclusively in Tahiti and Papua New Guinea is also a source of vanilla flavour. Beans (pod-like fruit) are produced after 4-5 years of cultivation. Fruit maturation occurs […] Read More

New Uses for Vanilla

Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, May 2010 Introduction Vanilla is the world’s most popular and used flavor. Vanilla was introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors who brought vanilla beans from Mexico in the sixteenth centaury. The flavor has been gaining in popularity ever since. Vanilla is the most popular and loved flavor, apparently because it evokes emotions […] Read More

Vanilla: The Next Super Spice

Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, June 2010 The benefits and discoveries behind the most famous flavor in the world . . . Vanilla is becoming the next super spice (food). Aside from its traditional uses, modern science reveals that there is more to vanilla than great taste. Continuing studies support the concept that vanilla may have health benefits […] Read More